BY ED WRIGHT
Feb. 4. 2010, 11:50 p.m.
Rumor has it ABC already has a sequel to its hit series "Lost" in the works.
The show will be called "Won" and feature the last nine games of the Plymouth Christian Academy boys basketball team's season.
The Eagles clawed their way to their ninth straight victory Thursday night, edging Taylor Baptist Park, 57-55.
PCA improved to 9-3 overall and 8-1 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference's Red Division.
"I am proud of these players for keeping their composure and winning these close games," said PCA coach Mike Doyle. "We knew this would be a tough week with Franklin Road on Tuesday (another two-point PCA win) and then Baptist Park tonight.
"It is good to go through these types of games during the regular season to prepare you for post-season play."
Sophomore center Eric Jipping turned in another stellar performance, netting 20 points and 12 rebounds.
"He played tough the entire game against Baptist Park's 6-foot-5 players," Doyle said of his big post player. "But it was Josh Johnston off the bench in the fourth quarter that sparked the team with two three-pointers and two free throws. You have to be ready in any situation and Josh was tonight. He carried the team in the fourth quarter."
The Eagles also received a solid effort from Don Mullett, who netted nine points.
Baptist Park led 15-14 after one quarter before the Eagles rebounded to seize a 31-25 halftime advantage. PCA went cold in the third stanza and trailed 40-38 with eight minutes to play before Johnston's late heroics saved the day.
PCA hosts Lenawee Christian on Saturday at 4 p.m.